With George Afriyie’s presidential aspirations now officially dashed after his disqualification and failed appeal, it appears that Kurt Okraku is poised to run unopposed in the race for the GFA presidency.
George Afriyie had been disqualified earlier this month due to his failure to meet specific criteria and secure the required support from fellow GFA members.
Despite his best efforts to challenge the decision through an appeal, the Elections Committee has upheld the disqualification, effectively ending his bid for the GFA presidency.
The committee clarified that the criteria outlined in Article 13(2)(j) of the Ghana Football Association statutes, 2019, did not apply to George Afriyie’s case. They emphasized that all the necessary documents to support his application had been submitted, and the disqualification was not related to missing documents, such as a police clearance certificate or passport picture.
The pivotal factor in this outcome was the fact that George Kwasi Afriyie’s nomination had garnered support from only four GFA members, rendering it invalid.
Consequently, despite his appeal, his nomination for the presidential election remained invalid, resulting in his disqualification.
As a result of these developments, Kurt Okraku, the incumbent GFA President, is now set to run unopposed in the upcoming Elective Congress scheduled for September 27 at the Redaach Memorial Hotel in Tamale.
This unexpected turn of events has solidified Okraku’s path to a second term in office, as there are currently no competing candidates in the race for the GFA presidency.